This reblog does not take the place of my regularly scheduled Sunday post, but I hope it might enhance it.
On my faith-based blog, “The Female Chestertonion,” I recently posted about anxiety, and where I go as a Christian to find peace when I get anxious.
There is SO MUCH that causes anxiety in writing….
-The fear that our writing isn’t good. Or that people won’t like it.
-The fear that we just don’t match up to the skill of other writers.
-The reluctance to share what we have created.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Inner editors cause a LOT of stress. Because of that, I wanted to share this post. If you happen to be a faith-filled kind of person, these resources might prove as helpful to you as they have to me to quell the anxiety that comes with being an artist.
Are you a Martha too?
When I was a kid growing up in/around New Orleans, I attended weekly Mass at a parish called St. Martha, so needless to say, I know a lot about her. Turns out we have a lot in common: namely that whole “running around, doing this and doing that, and being constantly anxious” thing.
Every year around St. Martha’s feast day we would get that Gospel passage in which Martha features front and center. You might know the one; it’s a beautiful story about Jesus visiting his friends Martha, Mary, and perhaps their brother Lazarus (whom He later raised from the dead).
As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him…
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